Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Our vision is to become Inclusive Sussex, where all members of our community have equal access to opportunities, experience the University as one that enables them to fully meet their potential, and supports them to make a full contribution to the University. Reducing inequalities and celebrating diversity allows us all to thrive.

Equality charters

Athena Swan Bronze award logo

Race Equality Charter logo

Stonewall Diversity Champion logo

Badge showing Disability Confident Employer logo

more about our equality charters

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Unit

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit is responsible for promoting, co-ordinating and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion across the whole university community. The Unit is part of the Human Resources division and is managed by Jackie Rymell

The EDI Unit works closely with schools, divisions, staff networks and the University of Sussex Students' Union to deliver the University’s EDI strategy. It does not deal with individual cases of discrimination, which should be raised using the relevant procedures for staff and students. Our networks and support page gives details of individuals and teams who can provide assistance on particular issues.

You can contact the EDI Unit at edi.unit@sussex.ac.uk

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a month which commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots that took place in America.  It is a month dedicated to the observance of community visibility and LGBTQ+ equality. Across the globe various events are held during this month as a way of recognising the influence that LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. This year is particularly special as it celebrates the milestone of 50 years of Pride!



We have provided some advice for staffincluding resources from national charities and organisations. You can also find details about coronavirus and completing an equality analysis

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Equalities on Twitter

To mark GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) History Month the GRT flag is flying over Sussex House. The Widening Participa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @EngInfSussex: Happy International Women in Engineering Day! To celebrate this year's theme of inventors and innovators, we have… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @BhmUK: Windrush Day 2022 – how are you celebrating blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/sectio…

RT @SRTRC_England: #WINDRUSHDAY: Today marks Windrush Day; a day that honours the immense contribution of the Windrush Generation. Pe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @carersweek: #CarersWeek is here! There are over 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK and many experience challenges. That’s why… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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